The Fred Hollows Foundation treats eye conditions and restores eyesight in cases where blindness can be treated. The late Fred Hollows brought cataract surgery to developing countries and set up a national program to treat trachoma in Australia.The Fred Hollows Foundation helps treat eye diseases in developing countries around the world. You can read more about the foundation at the link provided below.
Fred Hollows the New Zealand/Australian ophthalmologist who became famous for his work on restoring the eyesight of thousands of people all over the world. Even after his death his inspirational work is being carried on by the Fred Hollows Foundation who believe no person in the world should be needlessly blind.
Fred Hollows worked with and trained many people. From 1976-1978, the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program (NTEHP) was carried out by hundreds of dedicated eye health personnel, including Fred Hollows as Director and Gordon Briscoe as Deputy Director. Nepal's first Lama ophthalmologist, Dr Sanduk Ruit trained and worked with Fred. Dr Ruit had a special friendship with Fred Hollows. They both shared the same outlook on life, medical philosophies and vision - of a…
The Fred Hollows foundation is an organisation dediccated to restoring sight to the blind. Mr Fred Hollows established the foundation in New Zealand in September 1992. The foundation endeavours to restore sight to those in third world developing countries. One eye operation for cataracts costs $25 NZD.